Kristina Bowermaster Biography
Kristina Bowermaster, 43, the mother of the child, was found unconscious in the vehicle with her daughter in the backseat, dripping in sweat and with an overflowing diaper.
Authorities say Kristina Bowermaster was arrested for child abuse in March after she was found asleep behind the wheel with a child in the back seat. https://t.co/Zrz1gYcsLJ
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OnStar, the in-vehicle safety and security system, helped save a 1-year-old Florida girl trapped in a hot car on Sunday after her mom passed out inside, authorities said.
That mother, Kristina Bowermaster, allegedly endangered the life of a child for the second time in three months, according to investigators.
The vehicle assistance company reportedly alerted the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office to a child heard making noises in a vehicle that wasn’t running. It was parked on Mauldin Avenue in Lake City, which is in northern Florida, surrounded by Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Gainesville.
Deputies were able to open the door of the car because a window was left cracked open roughly three or four inches, according to the incident report.
Police said they found Kristina Bowermaster, 43, passed out in the passenger side of the vehicle, and a child, approximately a year old, sweating heavily, and with a very full diaper, in the driver’s seat.https://t.co/WTXnAIfJTH
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Deputies said the child had an overflowing diaper, and Bowermaster was passed out in the car.
On March 18, Bowermaster was allegedly found asleep in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with a child in the back seat.
Related to that arrest, she faces charges of child neglect, driving under the influence with a minor in the vehicle, three counts of possession of a controlled substance, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
It was not immediately clear whether the child was the same child who was rescued on Sunday.
According to her Facebook page, Bowermaster has a son who was born on August
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Kristina Bowermaster was found in Lake City on Sunday, unconscious with her one-year-old child in a hot car dripping in sweat and with an overflowing diaper
- Police was called to the site of Bowermaster’s parked vehicle by OnStar vehicle assistance, which alerted authorities that a child could be heard making noises
- Bowermaster was arrested and charged with child neglect after being arrested for a similar incident with a child on March 18 when found asleep in a car
- Bowermaster’s Facebook page shows a son who was born on August 26, 2017
- When police searched her home on Sunday, they found drug paraphernalia indicative of methamphetamine and crack use